Arabic in Vancouver

According to Ethnologue in 2020, Arabic is one of the most spoken languages, with more than 420 million speakers in the world. Over 350,000 live in Canada, and Vancouver is no exception. Today, the city is home to one of Canada's largest Lebanese and Iranian communities, for example, who decided to make Vancouver their home because of the city’s reputation for ethnic diversity and tolerance of other cultures. The 2011 census recorded over 15,000 people of Arab origin living in Vancouver and they have shaped the cultural landscape city. From enjoying the Arab orchestra to participating in the annual Arab Festival, the Arab culture is prevalent throughout Vancouver for you to enjoy. Start learning Arabic not only to connect with this local community on a whole new level but also to increase your cultural awareness on a more intimate level by understanding the language and speaking with those that know it best in their own tongue. Contact us at Language Trainers and let’s get started!


Why Study Arabic in Vancouver

Learn Arabic for Culture: If you would like to experience and learn more about the fascinating Arab culture without leaving Vancouver, you will find many instances for doing so. For instance, you can participate in the annual Arab Festival that takes place every December, where you will find live Arab music, poetry recitals, dance performances, storytelling and a peek into the many Middle Eastern cultures. This event celebrates the anniversary of Arabic’s approval to become one of the six official languages of the United Nations General Assembly, which originally occurred on the 18th of December 1973. Attend and welcome the rhythmic structure of Arabic poetry into your ears, as reciters celebrate famous poets from various parts of the Arab world, such as Efemeral, Farah Rawas and Seemi Ghazi. After taking some lessons with us at Language Trainers, you will be able to understand everything the reciters say and the cultural importance of their expressions.

Learn Arabic for Studies: If you are looking to pursue higher education in Arabic, you will be pleased to know that the University of British Columbia offers a BA in Middle Eastern Studies. This program will provide you with a coherent grounding in the history, cultures, artistic production and one or more of the languages of the MENA region. In this course, you will explore everything about Arab culture, including its architecture, Islamic art, film and more. In case you want to enrol, consider that the university asks that you either have a basic understanding of Arabic or that you take a 6-month course before starting with the program. If you don’t want to lose precious time, then contact us today and we will adapt our Exam Preparation course for you, so you will be ready to demonstrate your Arabic proficiency from day one.

Learn Arabic for Social: Sign up for a course with us and you will also be able to connect with the local community of Arabic speakers. For example, you can join the Vancouver Arabic Social Meetup, a language exchange group that provides a stimulating environment for sharing and learning more about the Arabic culture and language. The organizers usually host local seminars and courses, too, attended by people from Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria and United Arab Emirates, as well as non-Arabic people with different levels of language proficiency. Another option is to join the Arabs in Vancouver group, which brings together language learners of different ages and backgrounds. From dinner gatherings to bike competitions, you will be able to have a lot of fun while practising what you learn with us at Language Trainers!


Where to Learn Arabic in and around Vancouver

Take the plunge and get started learning Arabic! This might seem like a challenging language to acquire, but don’t worry: our experienced language instructors will tailor the lessons to suit your level, needs and preferences. Get in touch with us today and we will arrange for one of our native-speaking tutors to come to your home, office or a public place in or around Vancouver. For example, you can take your lessons in the Vancouver Public Library on Georgia Street, Kafka’s Coffee and Tea on Main St. or Nemesis Coffee on Hastings St.

Are you living outside the city centre, in Vancouver’s surrounding area? Don’t worry, we have language teachers ready to start in Coquitlam, Surrey, Richmond and Burnaby.

Get in touch with us to know more about our language courses! Let’s go, لنذهب (linadhhab)!  If you have studied the language before and would like to keep on learning, please take our free Arabic level test to gauge your current ability. Then, we will tailor a course to your needs and requirements!

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WHY people learn ARABIC?
Travel to Arabic-speaking nations
Communicate with business associates abroad
Move to Arabic-speaking countries

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1-on-1 General Arabic Course in Vancouver

Our general one-on-one courses in Vancouver will help students improve their Arabic level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Arabic classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Arabic Course in Vancouver

Our Arabic courses in Vancouver are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Arabic and email skills, as well as a level of survival Arabic, granting them the ability to work in a country where Arabic is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Arabic Courses in Vancouver (closed group)

Our Arabic courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Arabic Course or In-Company Small Group Arabic Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Arabic Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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How to Book

Take our Arabic Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Arabic and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your Arabic tutor’s details.

Begin your Arabic training and receive your Arabic course book.

Throughout your Arabic course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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